Just finished printing the gripper thumb. Looks so good and grips so well. No cables required. Thanks to MacGyvrBot for the print files. Now going to work on the arm. Hopefully John will like this one also.
This is so inspiring. Good to see everyone looking so happy.
I challenge you Mtoki
A very successful trip to Acacia Mine. All the students of mining from LVDC found the trip very interesting and worthwhile. Thanks to Mr Lumbu, Dr Mboya, Fatima Mssumi, Mr Nangai, Mr John Connell and all the rest of the staff who made everyone feel very welcome.
Would this work in Tanzania?
Congratulations to UK organisation Open Bionics awarded $1 million prize for their 3D printed prosthesis View Larger Image
Jon being scanned by Rajab then trying on our prototype. Jon came in expecting a cosmetic arm but was very excited with the possibility of having some function as well.
The stone sculpture in Manny’s garden
lvdc oyeeee ni wakati wa furahaaaaa helloooo lvdc its time to be happy
3D printer arrived safe and sound. Set up in the temporary prosthetic and orthotics building. Here we have our very talented crew ready and excited to get started. Rajab Freddy and Milka.
Great work going on in LVDC. Rajabu has prevented this little girl from a lifetime of disability.
An update on some very interesting developments happening recently with LVDC. The orthopedic workshop is moving along apace. A New Zealand charity called MEND has discovered LVDC’s plans and has decided to get involved with both funding and expertise. This has created a dynamism which has taken us all a little by surprise. Already an orthopedic graduate has been employed on a short term contract, materials and equipment have been ordered and the first castings should be made next week! The building..
Our dormitories are looking great! Roofing done, just installing the bathrooms.
A beautiful day – wish we all could have been there to celebrate!
A huge thanks to all those who have supported LVDC over the years. Many exciting developments have taken place thanks your support.
Congratulations to our lovely Secretary Jen, who married her partner Jacton today!
Busy day in the workshop today!
Great news from LVDC Scotland – they have been successful in obtaining a grant from the Scottish Government Overseas Development Fund to carry out a feasibility study into the 3D printing of prosthetic limbs in the centre. This will begin with an investigation into the numbers and condition of people in the Mara region needing this form of assistance. The next step will be to set up the equipment required in the new orthopaedic centre currently being built. The intention then is to employ specialist..